I looked at my watch around half way through the movie. Once again, inside this two-and-a-half-hour slog, is an awesome eighty-minute action thriller, trying to get out. Gal Gadot is gorgeous and commanding. Chris Pine understands his role and plays it perfectly. And there is a bit more comedy in this sequel thanks to Kristen Wiig as Minerva and that the story plays to its time period. There โ€“ I found something nice to say about another comic book movie franchise that just needs to show up. WONDER WOMAN 1984, while more of the same, is better than it should be because of the great cast.

In theaters Dec. 25 and on HBO MAX.

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